I’m a girl on the go.
With all the roles I play, it’s super important that I stay healthy no matter how aggressive my schedule gets.
How do I do it?
A good smoothie is packed with nutrients, helps keep you hydrated, simple to make, and great for traveling. With the right ingredients, smoothies do the body good. A good smoothie can contribute to a glowing complexion, more energy, and even muscle repair after a workout. I’m not talking about a banana and a few strawberries topped with tons of sugar blended up with milk and ice. A good smoothie is a healthy elixir of dark leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and super foods like chia seeds, goji berries, flax seeds, cacao powder, wheat grass, avocados, and/or coconut oil that maximizes your beauty inside and out. Each week, I’ll upload a new smoothie recipe. We’ll call it The Smoothie Magic Chronicles.
Here’s our first potion:
Green and Glowing Smoothie
Recipe by Jim Perko, C.E.C., for the Cleveland Clinic Lifestyle 180 program
1 cup cleaned spinach leaves, firm packed
1 cup cleaned kale, rough chop, firm packed
1 cup green seedless grapes
1 Bartlett pear, core, stem and seeds removed
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 banana, peeled
1 tsp chia seeds
1⁄2 cup water
2 cups ice
Directions: Place all ingredients in blender and process on a low speed for 15 seconds, increase to medium, then high until well blended. Going green never tasted so good.